Boutique gyms are popular for several reasons. There is a great range of equipment and the size of classes are often controlled enough so that it feels more personal without being “too personal”. And who can forget the amenities? For Jakartans looking for that dose of upscale pizzazz, check out some of the best places to be seen getting your sweat on!
1. Empire Fit Club
Jalan Jend Sudirman Kav. 29-31, Karet, Setiabudi, RT.8/RW., Wtc 1 lantai 19, RT.4/RW.2, Karet, Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12920, Indonesia
Empire Fit Club is an Under Armour-sponsored gym, meaning that you can count on them taking their training seriously! If you’re the type that lives for HIIT workouts, you’ll love how they incorporate kettlebells, battle ropes and free weights into challenging, heart-pounding sessions. Beginners are welcome to dip their toes into their Beginner To Fitness classes.
BTPN Tower, 3rd Floor, CBD Mega Kuningan, Jalan Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav 5.5 - 5.6, Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
Conveniently located in the CBD of Kuningan, Fitstop makes it super-easy to pop by and knock out a quick session in either Zumba, TRX, yoga or spinning. Featuring a stylish studio design, Fitstop is also one of the most recent boutique gyms to open in Jakarta.
Basement @ Fairgrounds SCBD Lot 14, Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53, Jakarta 12190
RIDE is perhaps one of the glitziest, most dazzling spin class studios you’d ever come across in Jakarta. Being a fully dedicated bike studio comes as great news to spinners, as there’s no need to pay extra in terms of membership fees. Using top quality Schwinn bikes, every 45-minute spin session is bound to feel like your best!
4. Soul Box
Fairgrounds Lt. 3 Lot. 14, Jalan Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53, Kawasan SCBD Sudirman, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
Another top choice for busy urbanites, Soul Box offers classes like Antigravity Fitness, Reflex, Bootcamp, SoulBarre and a variety of yoga sessions for patrons to either relax or get their pump on. They’ve also got pretty spacious locker rooms to top off their top-of-the-line facilities!
5. SANA Studio
Active living doesn’t have to be a chore – something that SANA firmly advocates with its Zumba, TRX, Pilates and cardio boxing classes. They’re also partners with Nike Training Camp and hosts NTC classes frequently. Their classes are very well-received, so be sure to make your reservation early!
6. Bengkel CrossFit
Fairgrounds, Jalan Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53 Lot 14 SCBD, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
Not boutique in the traditional sense, but still very premium quality in its own right. Bengkel CrossFit is Jakarta’s premier functional fitness gym, combining cardio, weightlifting and gymnastics into an intense training regimen. Aikido classes are also offered alongside regular CrossFit and open gym sessions for those interested in applying their fitness to a martial art.
With so many choices available, there’s never a real reason to not workout! Whether your method of choice is barre, lifting, spinning, Pilates or cross-training, Jakarta has plenty to offer and more for those willing to seek it!